Mark Gerzon is president of Mediators Foundation.


Ground rules for family meetings

Posted on October 29, 2003 by Mark Gerzon

A set of working ground rules to help families and boards to have productive and participatory discussions about important issues. Stated objective of these ground rules: to create a safe environment for open conversation… Read More

Ground Rules for Family Retreat Working Sessions

Posted on April 18, 2000 by Mark Gerzon

Objective: To create a safe environment for open conversation No personal attacks Arrive on time Equal time for speakers Speak briefly, time is limited When others speak, listen—don’t prepare your remarks Listen with intent to understand Be open to others points of view; to outcome; to each person regardless of seniority Treat sessions as confidential Outside the retreat do not… Read More